December 21, 2008 by Alexander
Russia has begun delivering S-400 (s-20) air defense systems to Iran which could help repel Israeli and US air strikes on its nuclear sites. Moscow has been aggressively marketing the S-400 throughout Asia, Europe, and the Middle East the last few months. It is now one of the most sought after missile defense systems in the world. Most news agencies report that these missiles are S-300/S-20. This is incorrect, since the new S-20’s are based off of the S-400 model.
On July 9, 2008 US Secretary of State Robert Gates said: “Based on what I know, it’s highly unlikely that those air defense missiles would be in Iranian hands any time soon.” Clearly, Gates was misinformed and his intelligence wrong, since five months on, those missiles are on their way to Iran.
Before you jump to conclusions, do not forget that the the US does not need to shove B2, B1, B52 planes anywhere near Iran. ICBM’s using current HE packages are a safe and easy solution for taking out Iran’s nuclear sites.
Watch a video of the S-400 in action